The construction of the body shop Audi N60.3 in Ingolstadt is nearing completion. The only remaining work before holistic completion is the interior fittings of the offices and various smaller areas. Following a large number of inspections, the building can be put into operation.
Image source: Audi
In the 1930’s our founder’s fondness for industrial construction deepened. His extraordinary ability to quickly adapt to constantly changing situations was a propelling force in his success with the Volkswagen plant. The experiences he earned at that time made a significant contribution to mastering the challenges of future construction projects with great vision.
Both of our graduated trainees Linda Weiß and Marius Putzke were awarded a prize on Friday by the Werner Stober Foundation for their outstanding achievements. For the award ceremony, our two laureates were accompanied by their Traineemanager Nicole Zitzelsberger, who was clearly very proud.
Finally the time has come. The "Flohkiste", Haribo's new day care center in Bonn, has been erected and fully furnished. Special feature: When planning the premises, the focus is on ecology. From building to furnishings - Kohlbecker plans and realizes everything in complete wood construction.
This year, our trainees explored the university town of Freiburg. The architectonic features of the modern university library in Freiburg's historic city center and the landmark of the city, the Freiburger Münster, with its mixture of Romanesque and Gothic architecture were a real highlight. Special guided tours with a focus on architecture gave the trainees a deep insight into the architectural history of the buildings. The crowning of this eventful day was finally the Flammkuchen dinner in Michelbach - according to typical Kohlbecker tradition.
For the 20th time, we successfully completed a QM audit according to DIN ISO 9001 in Gaggenau. This year's assessment of system support was carried out by Mr. Hackert over two days. We are very proud, because again there was no deviation from the requirements of the standard. The maintaining of our DQS certificate is assured.
One of the stations that every Kohlbecker trainee runs through is the area “design”. This makes it all the more important to deal with the appropriate software at an early stage. Marius Putzke gives his knowledge from his training period to the new trainees and trains them in InDesign and Photoshop..
Kohlbecker Gesamtplan GmbH eröffnet einen dritten Standort in Köln.
Effectively, March 1st 2017 Mr Benedikt Gondolf plans and advises in our new office in Cologne, Germany and takes over the management and construction of our new site. Our range of services include planning, construction management and infrastructure. We are therefore looking for new employees in the following areas:
Tel. +49 7225 66-0
On the campus of the Unimog Museum in Gaggenau Kohlbecker Gesamtplan is about to design in phase 1 a new service station, which will serve as repair shop for Unimog vehicles and as education facility The exterior facade will be developed congruent with the existing museum. The new building will be composed of precast concrete walls on the ground floor and wood lining on the upper floor. An extensive curtain wall at the north-western corner allows vast transparency, which enables the visitors to observe the acitivities within the building. The design team is about to finish construction documents. In phase 2 the team will design a large extension of the existing museum. The conjunction of the museum extension, the service station and a new plaza will allow for a coherent campus situation.
Further information: www.unimog-museum.com
Kohlbecker Gesamtplan is one of the five international consortium partners who set the foundations for the efficient and successful realization of the Q-Air project within next two years. Q-Air represents a new generation of glass façades and is recognised for being extremely innovative, energy efficient, sustainable and for its technological performance, which impacts positively across architecture, building construction and refurbishment. Mr. Jeffery L. Grady, Chairman of the supervisory board of Trimo, gave a warm welcome and introductory speech to all parties at the Kick-off Meeting and official start-up of the innovation project Q-Air.
Further information: https://trimo-group.com
Managing Director Peter Steiger and the members of our Works Council Christine Dreblow and Marco Weber were happy to present a small donation to the children’s group “Schwalbennest” in Rastatt. The proceeds came from the annual tombola organized by our workforce in favor of any social institution. The children’s group “Schwalbennest” offer support to children with addicted parents. Once a week children from 6 to 12 years get together from the district of Rastatt and the city of Baden-Baden. The children are given social pedagogical support to discuss the topic of addiction and the related anxieties, to play together and undertake different adventures. This particular offer is made possible by donations only. And since this institution isn’t present in the public we decided to support this social project. Further information can be found here: www.bw-lv.de
Foto: Picht ©Kohlbecker v.l.n.r. Peter Steiger, Marco Weber, Christine Dreblow,
Dipl. Medizinpädagogin Veronika Bischof, Dipl. Sozialpädagoge Wolfgang Langer
Foto: Picht ©Kohlbecker
Kohlbecker Gesamtplan GmbH and Vielmo Architekten have won the competition for the development of the Victor-Gollancz-Straße in Karlsruhe, Germany. The working group has designed a concept that is supposed to provide a new city entrée at Karlsruhe central station. The tripartite building complex, consisting of hotel, apartment house and office building, is planned in the shape of a meander.
For the 19th time, Kohlbecker has again successfully completed the QM-Audit according to DIN EN ISO 9001. This year’s main audit for recertification and reissue of the certificate was performed by the DQS on June, 21st and 22nd 2016. Again, there were no deviations from the requirements of the norm.
The new production facility will be built in Nitra, western Slovakia and is already in the design phase. The excavations on site have also started. Due to the new building 2,800 new jobs will be created. Automotive production in Slovakia is expected to be launched in 2018 and within ten years the annual capacity is planned to increase to 300,000 units. The new plant will complement the existing manufacturing facilities in the UK, China, India and Brazil.
From now on our office is centrally located in Elsenheimerstraße. The move is a further step towards the strategic location orientation in Munich.
The colleagues can be reached at the following contact details:
Tel. +49 89 60 06 02-0
After the fire in the printing company Bischoff GmbH in Muggensturm about a year ago, the construction work of the new building and the renovation work of the old stock have been completed. The presses in production, which has a gross floor area of 3303.30 m², are already back in full use.
About 20 months after the beginning of the construction work in Karlsruhe, the new production and administration building of the FIDUCIA IT AG & GAD with a gross floor area of 10.000 qm was completed.
The production on the 42,000 qm plot consists of two printing lines, which can be extended if necessary. The employees started working in the new administration building already.
On November 24, the opening ceremony of the Ludwig-Guttmann-School as an annex ot the Erich-Kästner-School was celebrated in Bad Rotenfels. Since the autumn holidays, three types of schools (funding, - real, and primary and secondary school) are now united under one roof.
There are also taught 30 students of the Ludwig-Guttmann-school (school for physically and multiply disabled children and teenager). The Kohlbecker office wishes all students and teachers a great time in school and a lot of fun in the new building.
Photo: Thomas Senger www.badisches-tagblatt.de
Photo: kohlbecker, Romy Picht
From 13.-14.10.2015 the „German Mongolian Corporate Days“ will take place in Ulaanbaatar/Mongolia. Florian Kohlbecker (Kohlbecker Gesamtplan GmbH ) and Oliver Bertram (Wideshot Design GmbH) will participate at the most important event for German companies in Mongolia and Mongolian companies with a connection to Germany. This year more than 400 visitors are expected, to talk about relevant topics – as for example the potential of the Mongolian market among German enterprises – and to build new contacts to decision-makers on both sides. The stay is connected with a visit of the construction site of a current project in Ulaanbaatar/Mongolia, which you can see at the pictures.
For more information about the event, please click here: www.germoncorporatedays.com/
With the ground-breaking ceremony starts an important inclusion-project for the Ludwig-Gutmann-School in Gaggenau. In the new extension of the Erich-Kästner-School three types of schools (grant, - real, and primary and secondary school) will be united under one roof. The district of Rastatt invested around 3.4 million euros. The cultivation is to continue to offer space for teaching 30 students of LGS (school for physically and multiple disabled children and young people).
The building will be finished in October 2015.
The extension of the stamping plant Kuppenheim progressing rapidly. Last Tuesday, the topping out ceremony was held. Dr. Gerd Schlaich, Head of Factory Planning at Daimler AG, praised during the celebrations the good cooperation between all partners.
The office Kohlbecker is charged with planning and construction management of the project.
in the picture (from left): Dr. Matthias Jurytko (Standortleiter Mercedes-Benz Werk Gaggenau), Dr. Gerd Schlaich (Centerleiter Fabrikplanung), Alexander Knittel (Projektleiter Presswerk Kuppenheim II), Marco Frei (Firma Bögl) und Michael Silak (Firma Bögl).
The German TV-Station “Deutsche Welle” made a report of Berlins famous place, the “Potsdamer Platz” which was planned by Renzo Piano and Christoph Kohlbecker.
In the Interview Christoph Kohlbecker is speaking about the architectural meaning of this area. The “Potsdamer Platz” is a symbol of the connection between East and West-Berlin - in history and today.
Watch the video: http://www.dw.de/wahrzeichen-des-wandels-potsdamer-platz/av-18055291
The Audi AG has expanded its production site in Neckarsulm and inaugurated this last week. In the industrial area “Böllinger Höfe”, which is about six kilometers from the main plant in Neckarsulm, was created a new logistics center and the production of the Audi R8, which were designed by the office Kohlbecker.
On August 25, the R8 production began at "Böllinger Höfe", the logistics center is operating since March. The site covers 23 acres, about one-quarter of the area of the plant in Neckarsulm.
Image: AUDI AG
Nearly 50 employees of the Kohlbecker-Team made a hiking-tour through the north of the Black Forest last Friday.
The employee representative committee organized this tour. A park ranger led the group through the Black Forest and delivered them many information about the area and the nature during the tour.
The HARIBO GmbH & Co. KG plans in the Innovation Park Rheinland in Grafschaft a new production facility and the new administration building for 300 employees. The new location is conveniently located with direct highway access to the A61. The production, the logistics and the central administration will be built on a 28-hectare plot of land. Start of construction is planned for spring 2015.
Under the title "Black Forest Export" Florian Kohlbecker gives last thursday a lecture at the congress "Excellent factories plan+build" (02.-03.07.14) at the RWTH Aachen. In addition to current projects he described the development of industrial construction and talked about special features of projects at the office Kohlbecker.
The bicycle manufacturer Canyon Bicycles builds a production and logistics center In the industrial area of Koblenz. Last Wednesday, the topping out ceremony was celebrated. Florian Kohlbecker thanked for the trust that brought the client to the architect's office and handed him a traditional gift.
Roman Arnold, Canyon Bicycles and Florian Kohlbecker
Last Friday the Lebenshilfe celebrated the official groundbreaking for its residential home for people with disabilities. The CEO of the Lebenshilfe is looking forward to the start of construction. He’s hoping, that the 24 residents who will be moving next year, will be warmly welcomed into the community. Also the mayor of the village welcome the Lebenshilfe-project.
The two-storey building consists of 3 detached houses, which are connected by a cross building. There are several residential groups of four wheelchair accessible single rooms and sanitary units and communal kitchens and dining areas. This allows the residents an independent living in a family home.
The master program "IREM Industrial Real Estate Management" at the University of Stuttgart begins this week with the support of Kohlbecker Achitects. One of the lecturers is Matthias Kohlbecker. He teaches about his experience of industrial construction. The cours shows practical examples of national and international projects and explained methods and ways of working.
Read more about the course, please contact: www.irem.uni-stuttgart.de
On Wednesday, the 5th February, the Südwestrundfunk shows a report of Kohlbecker | Architects & Engineers. For eight days, a camera team accompanied the two CEO Matthias and Florian Kohlbecker and highlights the work of the both architects in a documentary entitled " Die Schwarzwaldarchitekten – Bauen für Olympia & die ganze Welt ".
We congratulate our trainees Mino Figliuzzi and Dennis Gukenheimer on passing the final examination. After two and a half years of training as a draftsman - specializing in architecture, the two pass their final exams prematurely and shorten their training time by half a year.
We are looking forward for our trainees and wish them a good start in their careers!
Kohlbecker Architects and Engineers is planning a logistics hall and manufacturing plant for canyon bicycles. The new building includes a warehouse, an assembly hall and an administrative building. The construction work have begun in November 2013, the building is expected to be completed in time for the season 2015.
The Team of Kohlbecker MNG will participate in the international Conference and Expo „Construction Mongolia-2013“ from 18-20 October in Ulaanbaatar. The conference will cover all aspects of the Mongolian construction sector including its latest updates and information.
The master plan for development of the Mongolian construction industry until 2030 and other new projects will be presented during this conference.
Kohlbecker MNG was founded in October 2013 in Ulaanbaatar as a Joint Venture of the Shunkhlai Group LLC and Kohlbecker Gesamtplan GmbH. Our general planning office provides services that cover all planning and construction needs. From the first idea to construction planning and site supervision, Kohlbecker MNG LLC offers highest quality.
German and Mongolian specialists with many years of experience deliver one-stop solutions – right on location.
About 23 football fields - such big is the area in the Industrial Park Böllinger Höfe on which the new Audi production facility is built. Some 18 months after the start of construction, the topping-out ceremony was held on Tuesday with about 200 guests. A logistics hall and new production facilities for the Audi R8 are being erected at this area. The sportscar will begin rolling off the assembly line in mid-2014.
left to right: Peter Steiger, Franciscus van Meel, Fred Schulze, Dieter Braun and Florian Kohlbecker
In his speech Florian Kohlbecker thanked the builder, the planning-team and the workmen for their work. "2,000 m² ceiling were laid per week, reinforced and concreted," explains Kohlbecker. When the building is completed, 70.200m ³ concrete mass has been processed in total. The amount of processed steel weighs more than the Eiffel Tower - a total of around 15,000 tonnes.
The logistics center scheduled to begin operation in early 2014. Body Manufacturing, Logistics and Assembly for the Audi R8 will move to the new Audi facility as of mid-2014.
Kohlbecker | architects & engineers already participated for the seventh time at the Business-Team-Marathon.
5 Teams with 3 runners split the classic Marathon distance in 21 km, 15 km and 6 km and achieved in ideal weather conditions good results.
Since the beginning of the year Kohlbecker | architects & engineers offers its customers tailored, individual fire protection solutions. We advise you in all matters relating to the subject of fire protection and create the necessary documents.
Kohlbecker | Architects and Engineers is planning a residential home for people with disabilities for Lebenshilfe, Kreisvereinigung Rastatt/Murgtal eV. The residence, which can accommodate 24 residents and two short-term guests will arise in Bischweier.
The two-storey building consists of 3 detached houses, which are connected by a cross building. There are several residential groups of four wheelchair accessible single rooms and sanitary units and communal kitchens and dining areas. This allows the residents an independent living in a family home. Every single residential group is accompanied competently and organizationally by a team of professionals and qualified additional personnel. In the home, a round-the-clock care is guaranteed. The residential offer has its own approach to living in society, concerted to the individual needs for assistance and life skills.
Recently, a modern residential house has been completed, which is characterized by its unusual shape and its adaptation to topography and property. The plot leads to a narrow, pointed to the length residence, which implements a basement, a ground floor, a first floor of approximately equal size and a small studio with open view over the surrounding mountain range.
The employees of Kohlbecker | Architects & Engineers donate "Lebenshilfe Rastatt/Murgtal e.V." an amount of € 1,000 for their project "CABito".
Büro Kohlbecker organises every year a raffle where all christmas presents from our partners and clients will be raffled. The proceeds will be donated to social projects, this year we are happy that we can support the project "CABito"-project of "Lebenshilfe Rastatt/Murgtal e.V.".
Thanks to all employees for their support!
Ten employees were honored yesterday by the management for their many years of loyalty.
With personal words and little episodes Florian Kohlbecker thanked the staff and praised their dedication and many years of loyalty to the company: „We are very lucky that we have so many long-term employees with their great experience and knowledge.“
We congratulate our trainees Natasha Kiehl, Tamara Korica and Stephan Hültenschmidt on passing the final examination.
After two and a half years of training as a draftsman - specializing in architecture, the three pass their final exams prematurely and shorten their training time by half a year.
We are looking forward for our trainees and wish them a good start in their careers!
20 employees from the fields of construction management, infrastructure, planning and interior design currently visiting the trade fair BAU 2013 in Munich. They will learn about the latest industry trends and meet new and old contacts.
BAU 2013, the World's Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials, Systems, takes place from January 14 to 19, 2013 at Messe München exhibition center. Once again the event is expected to attract around 2,000 exhibitors from more than 40 countries and approximately 240,000 visitors from all over the world. On show at BAU on 180,000 square meters of exhibition space will be architectural solutions, materials and systems for commercial and residential construction and for interior fit-out, for both new-build and renovation and modernization purposes.
“Laufend am planen“ (Constantly planning) was the motto of the Kohlbecker Employees when they started at the Karlsruher Marathon. Overall 10.000 runner took part of the 42 km through Karlsruhe.
Kohlbecker | architects & engineers already participated for the sixth time at the Business-Team-Marathon. 5 Teams with 3 runner split the classic Marathon distance in 21 km, 15 km and 6 km and achieved in ideal weather conditions good results. After the finish the team was exhaust but happy.
Something is happening at the Audi site in Münchsmünster. The building site preparation is almost completed and the foundation baskets are plaited.
In the coming months hundreds of construction workers will be active on the site. Already in the second half of the year 2013 the first production areas will start their work.
Kohlbecker | architects & engineers plans the infrastructure for the new building of the aluminium pressure foundry at the Audi site in Münchsmünster together with other specialist consultants.
Approximately eight months after construction began, Audi is officially celebrating the topping out of its new plant in Ingolstadt.
Around 68,000 cubic meters of concrete will be needed for the building shell alone. The structure will be over 31 meters tall, over 190 meters wide and about 220 meters long. The construction method is in line with that of the neighboring A3 car body plant, which has been operational since last spring. The roof construction consists of a multifunctional spatial load-bearing framework with struts that can be distributed throughout the hall as needed. This way, the two-level production building can be adjusted to ideally accommodate equipment and assembly requirements.
A4 family body part manufacturing and all the related logistical processes were consolidated on two floors. The half-story houses a modern conveyor system for lateral parts and car bodies, ensuring the efficient use of the entire facility.
50 years after Karl Kohlbecker built the Auto Union Plant in Ingolstadt, his grandson Matthias Kohlbecker stood at the same site and thanked all those who contributed to the construction of the new plant for their outstanding commitment. In closing, he presented the new plant owners with a traditional pretzel-adorned broom to help them keep the building clean in the future.
Straight to the train after the last check: The new processing building will facilitate logistics at the Audi Ingolstadt site considerably in the future. The “Audians” celebrated the topping out of the tallest building at their assembly plant yesterday.
In future, all cars will be prepared for delivery on nine floors, whether they are immediately loaded on to railroad cars, or dispatched directly to the Audi Forum customer center. The new building in the middle of the assembly plant provides space for 2,400 cars on a surface of 10,000 meters. The Audi investment in the site amounts to around € 80m, and completion of the entire building is planned for the fall of 2013. “The topping out celebration for the new processing building marks another construction milestone. A total of over 40 construction projects are simultaneously underway at our Ingolstadt site,” says Frank Dreves, the Board Member for Production of AUDI AG. Florian Kohlbecker, the managing director of Kohlbecker | Architects & Engineers, stressed the tradition of the topping out celebration and commended those involved for their fast work. He had a useful gift for the clients to be able to keep the building clean in the future: a decorated broom.
Kohlbecker opened its new Munich office on 11.06.2012, following weeks of preparation.
After establishing offices in Rostov, Bremen and Vienna, the Munich office is another important step for Kohlbecker | Architects & Engineers. We are now available on-site for our customers in the region of Bavaria.
Under the direction of our experienced long-time colleague Jörn Wächtler, the Munich office offers the full portfolio of services Kohlbecker | Architects & Engineers offers.
Kohlbecker won the competition for the new gymnasium in Forbach in the German Black Forest. The design is based on the idea of creating a structure that creates an ensemble together with the neighboring school. The building volume is slightly lowered, thus reducing its mass with respect to the smaller-scale surrounding facilities.
The gymnasium entrance creates a common space along with the courtyard recess area that can be used flexibly during school hours and for events. At the same time, this level can also be used as a spectator stand. The clubroom features separate outside access and can also be used as a gymnastics hall. The actual gymnasium is on the level underneath and a garage is planned for the lowest level. The plan also features an earth-sheltered flat roof with seating areas and a small playing field.
The façade features delicate horizontal structuring on its wood cladding that dissolves into glass paneling as it separates the wood from the granite segments above the vitrification elements. The façade opens to the west and offers a panoramic view of the Murgtal Valley landscape.
The architect Karl Kohlbecker is considered the pioneer of industrial architecture. The idea of humane factories is a consistent element in all his work and planning.
In 1930, the son of a brick factory owner founded the Kohlbecker architecture office at the age of 24. Karl Kohlbecker planned his first plants for Daimler-Benz and Volkswagen during the 1930s. Later, these projects were followed by construction contracts for Daimler AG such has the production facilities in Marienfelde, the large motor manufacturing plant in Genshagen/Ludwigsfelde and the Daimler sites at Sindelfingen, Mannheim and Wörth.
After the end of Word War II, Auto Union (Audi today) relocated to Ingolstadt, where Karl Kohlbecker planned the first assembly halls at the new company plant. Major car manufacturers are still among Kohlbecker customers today.
Although Berlin had been chosen as the site of the Kohlbecker head office in 1934, Karl Kohlbecker returned to Gaggenau in 1945, where he once again began to work as a one-man office. The reconstruction of his hometown, including the construction of residential buildings, shops, industrial buildings and the City Hall were focal points in his work between 1945 and the mid 1950s. Kohlbecker was also chosen by the central French administration to build new administration buildings, schools, hotels and health facilities in the French occupation zone during this period. Major assignments included master planning for Daimler-Benz AG factories in Brazil and Argentina. In 1959, Karl Kohlbecker was joined by his son Christoph, which led to the foundation of the “Karl and Christoph Kohlbecker” architecture office.
Karl Kohlbecker passed away in Gernsbach, Germany on February 12, 1982.